Personalized Fitness Plans
DNA plays a large role in determining the intensity of activity each of us needs to maintain a healthy weight and good overall health. Some people require a more vigorous workout regimen. Others may require a less intensive program to get the same results. Ideal strategies for resistance training also vary according to genetics. GenoVive offers genetics based advice on exercise intensity, duration, and the selection of optimal activities; resulting in a perfect DNA Personalized Fitness Plan for you.
Here your patient will find individual results for each of the activity and fitness related SNPs tested in their DNA sample. Also there is a brief description of some of the effects known to be associated with their genotype for each SNP.
Please keep in mind that single genes do not provide enough information to determine the best program. The entire panel of test results is used to generate the physical fitness recommendations.
DNA plays a large role in determining the intensity of activity you need to maintain a healthy weight and good overall health. Some people require a more vigorous workout regimen. Others may require a less intensive program to get the same results. From a weight management perspective, some individuals may actually do better on a more moderate activity regimen than they would on a higher intensity program. This is partly because excessively demanding regimens are more difficult to sustain over the long term.
Individuals with a higher proportion of slow twitch muscle fibers will perform best at activities which require long periods of sustained, aerobic activity. Such activities include jogging, distance running, cycling, step aerobics, elliptical training, and rowing. Individuals with a higher proportion of fast twitch muscle fibers will tend to perform best at activities which emphasize shorter, more intense bursts of effort such as sprinting, or power lifting.
The ideal approach to resistance training varies with the ratio of fast to slow twitch muscle fibers. Individuals with predominantly fast twitch fibers can expect better results from using heavier loads for shorter periods of time. Fast twitch fibers generate more force, but also fatigue more quickly. Individuals with slower twitch fibers will generally achieve better results by using lighter loads for longer periods.
A balanced proportion of fiber types calls for a middle of the road approach with moderate loads and intervals.
The Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET), or simply metabolic equivalent, is a physiological measure expressing the energy cost of physical activities and is defined as the ratio of metabolic rate (and therefore the rate of energy consumption) during a specific physical activity to a reference metabolic rate, set by convention to 3.5 ml O2·kg−1·min−1 or equivalently:
To learn more click Understanding METs